By Andrzej Bartke, Andrew Constanti
This textbook has been written essentially for undergraduate scholars of pharmacy, toxicology, and drugs who require a concise reference e-book on easy endocrine functionality and disorder.
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Principal metabolic actions of cortisol. Protein and fat breakdown are promoted with a resultant release of amino acids and glycerol substrates, utilized by the liver for glucose and glycogen synthesis. The insulin-sensitive uptake of glucose by fat and muscle cells is also inhibited. ANTI-INFLAMMATORY EFFECT The mechanisms underlying the anti-inflammatory actions of glucocorticoids are varied and complex, as are the sequence of reactions involved in the inflammatory response itself. The latter may be regarded as a primary defensive reaction of tissues to trauma, harmful invading organisms or chemical substances and other antigenic agents, and is intended to protect the host tissue from further damage.
3. 4. 5. 6. 3. Pathways for synthesis of adrenocortical steroids from cholestrol: (numbers in brackets indicate intermediate stynthesis steps omitted for clarity). Note that the conversion of corticosterone to aldosterone occurs only within the zona glomerulosa which lacks 17α-hydroxylase enzyme activity, and is thus unable to produce cortisol or androgens; also the enzyme aromatase (oestrogen synthetase) catalyses the conversion of testosterone to oestradiol, as well as the direct conversion of androstenedione to oestrone.
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Basic Endocrinology for Students of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences by Andrzej Bartke, Andrew Constanti